On Tuesday morning, March 11, 2014, the Fiscal Policy Institute will present its annual New York City budget briefing to the Economic Justice and Social Welfare Network at the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies. The briefing presentation will be from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. To register for this free event, click here.

The topics to be covered during the briefing include:

  • The social and economic context in New York City at the beginning of 2014: the unevenness of the recovery; wage, income and employment trends/ and the persistence of high unemployment and poverty.
  • The impact on New York City and its budget of the Governor’s proposed 2014-15 Executive Budget and the proposed Federal budget.
  • The Mayor’s FY 2015 Preliminary Executive Budget: what are the major initiatives, how does Mayor de Blasio’s first budget compare with those of former Mayor Bloomberg, and how is the Mayor proposing to use the budget to address income inequality and the vision he articulated during the campaign?

Please register by Friday, March 7, 2014.

If you have any questions about either briefings, please contact us by telephone at 518-786-3156 or by e-mail at info@fiscalpolicy.org. Please contact me with any questions about any budget or economic policy issues at 212-721-5624.